Solar questions and answers.
How does solar work?
Your home solar panels collect the sun’s natural energy. That energy is converted into usable energy (DC to AC). AC is what powers your refrigerator, TV, lights and other appliances. You save money every month by producing your own power.
Is now a good time to go solar and switch to a solar energy system?
Now is absolutely the best time. Prices are favorable as well the current rebates and federal solar tax credits. Find out how these forces affect the timing of your decision to go solar.
Are home solar panels a viable option for me?
Solar power makes up three-quarters of new U.S. electricity generation. More than half a million U.S. homes and businesses have now gone solar. New panels are added every 3.2 minutes. Solar has quadrupled in the past four years. Solar cell technology has proven itself over decades, so you can bet the home solar panels you install today will stand the test of time.
Can I completely eliminate or drastically reduce my energy bills by installing a solar power system?
Electricity costs can make up a large portion of the overall budget for your home. One of the many benefits of installing a solar power system is that you’ll be generating free power over your system’s 25-30 year life cycle.
Solar panels aren’t an expense. They’re an investment that pays handsome returns often rivaling those of more traditional investments such as stocks or bonds. Substantial savings as well as the potential in some areas to generate revenue result in ROIs of 20% or more, making solar one of the best ways to invest your dollars.
Does solar power work at night?
Home solar panels convert sunlight to electricity during the day while the sun is shining. Excess energy created that you don’t use is put back on the grid, generating credits that you then use during the nighttime hours. This results in reduced energy cost to you both during the day and nighttime hours.